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De Beque School District Levy Increase (November 2011)
This measure was approved
- YES 10 (58.82%)
- NO 7 (41.18%)
This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $350,000 a year for a period of six years in order to pay for expanded programs, purchasing new technology, maintain class sizes and maintain budget needs in the district.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|SHALL DE BEQUE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 49-JT'S TAXES BE INCREASED $350,000 ANNUALLY, OR SUCH LESSER AMOUNT AS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY ANNUALLY DETERMINE, FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED SIX (6) YEARS, BY THE COLLECTION OF ADDITIONAL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE 2011-2012 BUDGET YEAR AND FOR EACH OF THE FIVE SUCCESSIVE BUDGET YEARS THEREAFTER TO AND INCLUDING THE 2016-2017 BUDGET YEAR, FOR DEPOSIT IN THE DISTRICT'S GENERAL FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: EXPANDING CURRICULUM AND COURSE OFFERINGS; PURCHASING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY AND OPPORTUNITIES; MAINTAINING PROGRAMS AND ACCEPTABLE CLASS SIZES BY ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR FURTHER STAFF REDUCTIONS; MAINTAINING BUDGET LEVELS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT; PERFORMING DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND FUNDING NECESSARY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR FURTHER BUDGET REDUCTIONS; SUCH INCREASED REVENUES AND THE EARNINGS THEREON TO CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS?|
- Garfield County Elections, November Unofficial Election Results (dead link)
- Garfield County Elections, De Beque School Sample Ballot
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Colorado Amendment 66